HL Deb 06 April 1925 vol 60 c1011

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.

Moved, That the House do now, resolve itself into Committee.—(Viscount Burnham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly:

[The EARL OF DONOUGHMORE in the Chair.]

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2:

Copyright in distinctive marks

2. Where such association has duly registered, under Part II of the Patents and Designs Act, 1907, as amended by any subsequent enactment, a design for its badges or for part of its uniform authorised as aforesaid, the association shall, subject to the provisions of sections fifty-eight and seventy-two of the Act, have a perpetual copyright in the designs so registered, notwithstanding anything in Section fifty-three of the Act.

Nothing in this Act shall prevent the continued use of any mark or device which has been bona fide used as a trade mark before the coming into force of this Act

LORD DESBOROUGH moved, after the word "Where," at the beginning of the clause, to insert "any," and after the word "association" to insert "in respect of which an Order in Council has been made under this Act." The noble Lord said: These Amendments are really drafting Amendments, but I am moving them to clear up any misunderstanding which may have arisen and to make the Bill clearer. They are suggested by the legal advisers of the Board of Trade, and if it is convenient to the House although no notice has been given of them, I should like to move them.

Amendments moved— Page 2, Clause 2, line 38. after ("Where") insert ("any"), and after ("association") insert ("in respect of which an Order in Council has been made under this Act ").—(Lord Desborough.)


I have no objection to the Amendments.

On Question, Amendments agreed to.

Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clause agreed to.